MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Madness Photography started as an official, serious company in 1998.
But the history of Madness Photography started long before. Onno “Berserk” Wieringa, founder and owner of Madness Photography, has been a self-taught photographer since he was a little kid and started to take pictures of something he loved since the day he was born: motorcycles!

His motorcycles
After he finished high school, he started working for various Harley-Davidson shops, where he learned to work on bikes. At the age of 17, he already owned two Triumph’s and when he was eighteen he had four Triumphs and a Suzuki GT 750. After getting his drivers license, when he was eighteen, the Triumphs all had to go and were replaced by a bike that he had wanted since the day he was born; a Harley-Davidson. This bike is still in his life; it’s an FXE-F 1200 Super Glide Fat Bob, which has been rebuild and modified endlessly and ridden for many miles. Going everywhere on the bike, there was one thing he always had in his pocket; his camera!
At the age of 23 he started drag racing, and he and his team named “Midnight Madness”, raced the bike on all the major races and drag strips all over Europe. He has competed in many classes; starting with the Street bikes, than Ultimate Street Bike, Super Stock, Pro-Stock, and then finally in the fastest gas burning class; Top Gas! Also again taking thousands of photo’s of everything interesting, at every racetrack! Being a racer for more than 18 years gave him insight in the world of fast bikes, and he’s still involved in the world of drag racing as a helper/mechanic and of course photographer / reporter.

Latest News in the Custom Bike World

Davida DOT approved Speedster Helmet V3 to launch at New York IMS

Davida DOT approved Speedster Helmet V3 
to launch at New York IMS 

Well known British specialist motorcycle helmet manufacturer Davida released an updated road-legal version of their Speedster helmet at INTERMOT in Cologne in October.



As one of the few helmets available of any kind with dual European and U.S. DOT approvals, never mind one that hits the Cafe Racer style open-face sweet-spot, the Speedster v3 is bound to be just as big a hit as it was at INTERMOT, when distributor 9MC (Greenville, South Carolina) gives the Speedster v3 its North American debut at the New York International Motorcycle Show (Javit Center, December 9 - 11, 2016) in two weeks’ time. 


Dual marked with ECE R22-05 & DOT FMVSS No 218, the new Speedster v3 retains all the features of Davida’s original Speedster helmet, with the same low profile shell shape and an improved traditional leather lined interior, which can now be removed for cleaning or replacement. Replacement leather liners are available in black, brown or nut-brown colors. 

Davida MD David Fiddaman says: “The technical team at Davida UK has put all of its 40 years manufacturing experience into our latest road-legal helmet, the Speedster v3. We are very excited to be working with vintage revival specialists 9MC to be launching this new product at the New York International Motorcycle Show in December.

“We have greatly advanced the way we manufacture GRP composite helmet shells in order to retain the same low profile shape, so that the Speedster v3 now satisfies the demands of the highest modern ECE R22-05 & DOT safety standards.”
The Speedster v3 features 3 shell sizes that allow 6 helmet sizes from XS (54) to XXL (61), in a traditional low profile GRP composite shell with polystyrene shock absorption liner, removable and replaceable full leather lined interior and optional studs for fitting visors and peaks.
Fiddaman says that the new version “fulfils our long-held ambition to produce a dual approval road-legal version of the Speedster. As an open-face style helmet that is highly evocative of the 1970s, with 26 years of heritage already behind it, we are confident that the Speedster v3 will be a winner for dealers looking for a helmet design that combines authentic vintage styling with cutting-edge contemporary materials and features.
Founded in 1975, Davida UK is an ISO 9001 accredited company that is the sole manufacturer of certified helmets in the UK.  Every single Davida helmet is still hand-made at their factory near Liverpool, England, “using time-honored manufacturing techniques and craftsma
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